Gun Report

Springfield Armory 1911 Range Officer Elite Operator 10mm Auto

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This 1911 platform has been adapted well for the 10mm cartridge. We like the sights and love the trigger, which translates to more hits in the black. The G10 grip texture is a bit raspy in recoil.

Springfield Armory 1911 Range Officer Elite Operator 10mm Auto

Gun Details

Model Name
Home Defense
Law Enforcement
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Span Single

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The Range Operator comes with two stainless steel magazines that hold eight rounds each. The flat bottoms conceal well.
The grip safety (right arrow) releases positively and easily, and we had no function problems. The ambidextrous extended thumb safeties (left arrow) were nicely blended in with no sharp edges.
The RO's trigger was crisp and consistent with a 4.9-pound single-action pull.
Our smallest groups with 180-grain rounds measured substantially less than the G40 and XDM.
The RO's barrel is stainless and match grade. It also employs a GI-style recoil spring set up. It mates up with no wiggle or shake.
Our shooters liked the red fiber-optic front sight. We could see it distinctly on a black target. To line up the sights, it was easy to drop the red front dot between the two white dots on the rear.

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